Male Pattern Hair Loss

Otherwise known as male androgenic alopecia is common and progressive. Hair loss occurs over the course of years in a typical pattern. Male pattern hair loss is benign and asymptomatic, but cosmetic concerns may lead someone to seek treatment. Hair loss is typically in the front of the scalp, sides of the scalp, mid scalp, and along the vertex (or crown) of the scalp. Men may also notice thinning of the hair as well. Studies show about 48% of males suffer from male pattern hair loss. It occurs when testosterone converts into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the hair follicles. Medication blocks the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT. DHT is the key component involved in the start and progression of male pattern hair loss.